On Malala Day, here’s our favourite quotes

Today is Malala Day, and across the world, we celebrate the fight for access to education in honour of Malala Yourafzai, who just graduated high school. Such a massive inspiration for some many of us, Malala started leading and making a difference when she was a young teenager, all because she saw something that frustrated her

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Musician Susan O’Neill on writing to heal

Susan O’Neill (AKA SON) is a talented musician, originally from Ennis, now splitting her time between Waterford and Dublin. She performs with Propellor Palms and King Kong Company, but last year, went out on her own to launch her first Solo album “Found myself Lost”. This week, she had a catch up with our Anna,

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Kesha’s new song is an anthem for anyone who is struggling

Kesha is one of the worlds most talented musicians, but she hasn’t released anything in 4 years. Why? Well its a long and horrible story. (Read here). She’s now back with a bang with this beautiful song about strength, bravery and rising from the ashes that any of us who have ever had to find

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5 Must watch movies about women in sport

Twenty five years ago, a movie called ‘A league of Their own,’ starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna was released. It told the story of The Rockford Peaches, a women’s baseball team that competed in a women’s league created during the war, when all the men were away, to keep the baseball leagues from

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11 illustrations of mental health in college

The number of students who are dropping out of college courses due to mental health difficulties has risen in over the past few years. UK Illustrator and student Ella Baron captures the experiences of 11 undergraduates in this remarkable and beautiful illustrations. ‘There’s a claustrophobia about student life; you work and eat and drink and

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Why Maura Took up MMA

Here at TSP, we are always looking for new and interesting stories about Irish women who are trying new things, overcoming challenges, or inspiring others. One of our readers, Louise recently told us about Maura Fay, who has recently taken up MMA fighting. Laura said that she considers Maura to be inspirational, and suggested that

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Ireland’s female DJ’s want YOU!

Just like lots of areas of life, there is a real lack of women making electronic music. Why is this? Do we not like music? Do we not love to dance? Do we feel like we just won’t be good enough? Gash Collective is an organisation of female DJ’s and music makers who are working

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A thorn between the roses: By Nic

As some of you may know this year I ran for the Cork Rose and it was an almighty experience. I usually never do these kind of things because they generally tend to make me uncomfortable. I love competition but not competing with women. I prefer women empowerment. My main issue is that I am

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Girlfest 2017 Highlights

This weekend, we finally got to share the fabulous Girlfest in Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford. The dancers had all been invited to choreograph pieces to express themselves, their personalities and their experiences as girls, growing up in Ireland today. Congratulations to all the girls, and to their fabulous leader and choreographer, Trish Roche. If

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Sinead Burke came to slay!

Sinéad Burke aka Minnie Melange is awesome. We know this. At 3ft5, this PhD student, author and social media goddess can command any room she enters. A massive fashionista, she works very hard to highlight the fact that the fashion industry needs to become more inclusive. Sinéad believes in the power of education to create

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12 YO comes out in church.. is told to sit down.

Last month, 12 year old Savannah bravely stood in front of her church in Utah, to tell them she was gay,  only to have officials cut off her microphone and tell her to sit down. In an act of immense bravery and maturity, Savannah read a prepared speech, in which she told the crowd that she

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20 Questions with Blythe Baird

Recently, Megan wrote and article introducing us all to Blythe Baird,  a 20 year old actress, author and poet who speaks a lot about the reality of life for young women. This girl is totally relatable and her words tell all of our stories. Here she is reciting her poem “Pocket Sized Feminism” which was ranked the #1

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Guest Post: Things are never as they seem

Jaqueline Murphy shares her life on her blog www.jacquelinezeta.com. She writes about fashion and beauty, but her life is not all Instagram perfection. Jacqueline has had to learn how to take care of her mental health (read about it here), and her blog is honest and open. Here, she shares her thoughts on the side of

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Welcome our new expert…

This is Anna. She is our new sexual health, sexuality and relationship expert. Holding a Masters from DCU in Sexuality Studies, Anna has delivered sex education programmes to young people all over Ireland, and for some reason always has a banana with her…. If you have any questions, please send them on, this woman is

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Yup I’m an Engineer, and a girl. And what?

I used to think I was not good enough for many things.  Not pretty enough, not skinny enough, not your picture perfect girl and I know there are many of you who may be reading this right now feeling the same. In school I didn’t know what I wanted to do and when I finally

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The Stars share an important message

The Glamour Women of The Year Awards are all about celebrating women who excel in the areas of film, TV, fashion, beauty, music and sport. This year, they grabbed all the stars, and asked them to help spread an important message inspired by our favourite, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book, “We Should All Be Feminists“. Nicole

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Using Art to express mental illness: By Aine Marry

“There’s a large problem where mental health is still stigmatised in Ireland. We need to open the conversation now to begin to resolve this problem within our country.” Aine Marry, an Art Student from Dublin, has used her talent to share her mental health challenges in a beautiful, thought provoking, witty and poignant way. Her

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5 Ted Talks every Irish Girl Should Watch

Who is this TED and why is he always talking? TED is an internationally known organisation that shares short inspirational talks from the worlds most interesting, accomplished and energetic people on every simple topic known to man (and woman). You can hear from a guy who did experiments on a cockroaches leg, to the woman

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